In science, 'N' is the size of the population under the microscope. In this podcast, that's Us.
What we think and what we do is influenced by the people around us. Here, we tell the stories about why we are the way we are - from why we love who we love, to when we're at our best.
N of Us presented and produced by Dr Aleks Krotoski, with editorial and voice support from Ben Hammersley. We are Pillowfort Productions.
Aleks Krotoski has a PhD in Social Psychology. She writes and presents BBC Radio 4’s Digital Human, an Association of British Science Writers and Radio Academy Award-winning science series about the human experience in the 21st century. Her most recent book is Untangling the Web: What the Internet is Doing to You (2013, Faber). She presented the 2009 Bafta and Emmy award-winning BBC 2 series The Virtual Revolution. She started podcasting for The Guardian in 2007, hosting Tech Weekly, the Pulitzer Prize-winning paper's second in-house series from the programme’s inception until 2015. You can find her at alekskrotoski.com and aleksmakesradio.com.
Ben Hammersley is a veteran of TV, print and radio. He most recently presented the BBC World flagship series Cybercrimes With Ben Hammersley. He's the author of five books, including the international best-seller, 64 Things You Need To Know Now For Then: How to Face the Digital Future Without Fear (UK title; 2012, Hodder)). He is credited with inventing the word ‘podcasting’ in a 2004 article for The Guardian newspaper. You can find him at benhammersley.com.
We are grateful to the British Psychological Society, without whose support this project would not exist.